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XWRI-035 Advanced Screenwriting: Narrative Workshop

XWRI-035 Advanced Screenwriting: Narrative Workshop

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Course Details

Advanced Screenwriting: Narrative Workshop is an advanced level course building on introductory screenwriting skills and elements. During this six-week course students will develop original narrative screenplays for film, television and/or digital programming. Class sessions will be rigorous and challenging consisting primarily of group readings and open critiques. Students should arrive to the first class prepared to discuss the idea and status of the screenwriting project they plan to pursue. Writers of both intermediate and advanced levels are welcome. Successful completion of Introduction to Screenwriting, a similar course or permission of the instructor is required. 

View the sample course syllabus.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to: 

  • Develop the idea and write the first 30 pages of an engaging narrative screenplay for film, television and/or digital programming
  • Rewrite an existing screenplay (if applicable) 
  • Gain a greater critical and artistic sensibility as a writer
  • Understand the basics of the business of screenwriting


This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart." Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account prior to registration.

Course Prerequisites

Introduction to Screenwriting or permission of instructor.


XWRI-035 - 01 Advanced Screenwriting: Narrative Workshop    
2017 - Spring 2017 Non-Credit   Status:  Available
Class:   Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM
29 Apr 2017 to 20 May 2017
Class:   Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM
03 Jun 2017 to 10 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 6 Sessions
Contact Hours: 18.0
Course Tuition:
Tuition non-credit    495.00
Potential Discount(s):
Alumni Discount
Faculty Discount
CCPE Info Session Discount Spring 2017
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   640 Mass Ave
Instructors: Kevin Downs
Section Notes:  

**Please note: Class will not be meeting on Saturday, May 27, 2017.



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